Clear Springs’ Christian Waller had a solid season on the court last school year as a member of the varsity boys basketball team and is now an integral part of the secondary on the Chargers football team.
Two new online programs launching this month in Dickinson Independent School District will provide elementary parents with additional resources to help reinforce the reading and mathematics skills students are learning each day in the classroom. ReadyRosie is designed for parents of prekindergarten students, while BringingUp provides opportunities for kindergarten through third-grade students by sharing online tips, strategies and resources specifically designed for in-home support.
This is homecoming week in Friendswood — and what a week it will be.
Launch your holiday shopping at the Support Staff Association Harvest Fair from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 25-27 in the Bayou Building, Atrium II, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.
Galveston College welding students were taken on a field trip led by local craftsman, Doug McLean, of McLean Metal Works. Students were accompanied by Galveston College welding program director James Love and Accelerate Texas career navigator Sharon Levy Pagan. The field trip began at McLean Metal Works where students saw an array of McLean’s artistic sculptures that reflect the welding skills developed over his 27-year career. McLean showed students an architectural magazine that chronicled the historical restoration work he was involved in after Hurricane Ike ravaged Galveston Island.
The College of the Mainland Jazz Ensemble will showcase their versatility with a free concert featuring swing, Latin, jazz and the blues at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fine Arts Building Recital Hall on campus, 1200 Amburn Road, in Texas City.
Fortune Magazine is known for its original wise sayings that it offers on a wide variety of topics. One of the better known such sayings attributed to them goes, “Some people will lie, cheat, steal and back-stab to get ahead — and to think, all they have to do is read.”
Eating well and doing good come together Wednesday when the Galveston Independent School District Educational Foundation hosts its first Out to Eat for Education event.
The University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities has been awarded more than $550,000 in state grants to expand their services to local children with autism, their families and their teachers.
Galveston College’s Student Government Association extends an invitation for the general public to come to the fall festival in celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 9. Galveston College will host its fall festival in the Hermes Center Gym with concessions, games, prizes and music by DJ “Fat Candy.” There will be a costume contest with cash prizes for the best dressed “Decades” covering the 50 years that Galveston College has served the community and the world.
The Dickinson Independent School District will be “Kicking Off to Homecoming Week” this year in celebration of Homecoming Week festivities at Dickinson High School. The annual homecoming festivities, scheduled for the week of October 17-21, are much more than just a high school event as the entire Gator Nation community is invited to come out and support this annual celebration at the community parade and pep rally as well as the homecoming game.
The Santa Fe Independent School District’s board of trustees, at their regularly scheduled September board meeting, proclaimed the week of Oct. 9-15 as Fire Prevention Week in Santa Fe ISD.
University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Office of Online Programs has been named a recipient of a 2016 Effective Practices Award. The office’s case study, “Pathway to Quality Online Education at University of Houston-Clear Lake,” was selected through a peer review process by the international Online Learning Consortium.
Adventurers, take notice: Jungle hikes, Mayan ruins, zip-lining and all-out discovery ahead. An online sociology course at College of the Mainland allows participants to explore cultures in Belize in an eight-day excursion through Belize City, San Ignacio and Ambergris Caye.
When a proud islander is asked why they choose to live in Galveston, any number of justifications may be provided. For many of us, two of those reasons will be consistently spoken: our supportive community organizations and our enticing dining scene.
Students may register Oct. 10-14 at locations throughout Galveston County for free high school equivalency classes (formerly called GED classes) and English as a second language classes. Classes are free to Galveston County residents through a grant.
Learn about personal experiences in celebration of National Coming Out Day 2016 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at University of Houston-Clear Lake, Bayou Building, Garden Room, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.
Recently, Galveston College regents and president hosted a luncheon for the Moody Foundation trustees and staff to honor them during the college’s 50th anniversary for the many contributions that the Moody family and foundation have given to Galveston College over the years.
The accomplishments of eight Dickinson High School alumni will be recognized this week when the Dickinson ISD Alumni Association hosts its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards and Dickinson High School Athletic Hall of Honor.
The College of the Mainland will hold a ribbon-cutting for its new, 15,000 square-foot Lifelong Learning Center location at noon on Tuesday at 14057 Delany Road in La Marque.
College of the Mainland is offering homeowners and the public in general the same opportunity to learn how to handle handguns during potential emergencies with their Basic Defense Pistol Simulator course.
Children diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder who exhibit elevated impulsivity during adulthood tend to experience more problems with alcohol compared to peers without a history of ADHD, a new longitudinal study has found.
Last fall, the employees of Odyssey Academy were trained on Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” Last month, the staff continued training to bring out the best in our students through Covey’s “Leader in Me” program. Put in place at all of our schools, we are fostering lifelong habits of responsibility, preparedness and leadership with our students. As we enter our second year of the program, parents have already noted positive changes in their children.
Santa Fe ISD utilizes community partnerships to align school and community resources in order to produce successful students, strong families and engaged communities. We combine quality education with enrichment opportunities to ensure all our students are successful.
How often do you have the chance to ask more than 6,000 kids in grades K-12 the same 10 questions? Well, recently I did. This is just a small sample of their insightful and adorable answers to just three of the questions. I look forward to sharing their answers to all 10 questions throughout the year.
Encouraging parental and community involvement in schools is always a focus in Dickinson Independent School District as the district feels strongly that the connection between family and school is an important component to student success. There has been a special emphasis lately in Dickinson ISD to encourage more involvement in schools by male role models — fathers, grandfathers, uncles, men in the community, etc.
View classic cars through the decades while enjoying free birthday cake, live music and a kids’ zone at College of the Mainland’s 50th Birthday Bash: A Family Day Event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1200 Amburn Road in Texas City.
The 2016-17 Galveston College Lecture Series is titled “Preserving Our Gulf: A Balancing Act” and the guest speakers for the fall session have been announced. The first guest speaker is Galveston College graduate Leah Oberlin, who serves as the Environmental Affairs Compliance Director for the Port of Houston. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Wing, 4015 Ave. Q, in Galveston.
Student enrollment at Galveston College increased by 6 percent this school year, the school reported Tuesday.
The Galveston College Advisory Committee on Campus Carry will host two open public forums on the new Campus Carry Law to be held on the following times, dates and locations:
September is National Attendance Awareness Month: Attend Today; Achieve Tomorrow. Research has proven that there is a high correlation between school attendance and academic performance and success, while absence from school is often the greatest single cause of poor performance and achievement. In 2015, the Santa Fe ISD board of trustees approved a policy that requires all students in SFISD to have 95 percent attendance during the school year in order to be “prepared to achieve and succeed” in school and life. To support our student attendance initiative, each campus will provide incentives to students to encourage student attendance.
The humble peanut butter sandwich, long a staple of youth, can present a veiled and deadly threat for a significant portion of the population.
Recently, I heard an English teacher describe a very real struggle for educators today; trying to prepare her seventh-grade students for the handwritten standardized test on writing while keeping up with the demands of 21st century concepts, ideas and technology integration for tomorrow’s classroom. She was asked to share her challenge.
Prospective transfer and graduate students can discover UH-Clear Lake’s programs and community at the fall open house from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Student Services and Classroom Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.
Cosmetologists can quickly complete their state-required continuing education hours with fun, discussion-based classes offered for the first time this fall at College of the Mainland.
Let Galveston College help you connect the dots and walk away with innovative ideas to gain an advantage in your professional and personal life.
Scandals and sorrows lie hidden and are soon to bubble to the surface in “Crimes of the Heart” at College of the Mainland Community Theatre through Sept. 25.
Take the next step in your career with University of Houston-Clear Lake’s All Majors Career Fair from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 21 in Atria I and II of the university’s Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.
The new directors: Tanner Baker, M.D., Charlotte Hall, Harris Hanson, Tracy Hopkins, Cindy Lewis, Matt McGuire and Jennifer Yurachek attended their first meeting held in late May. The foundation welcomed two new members to the Century Club. Deena and Hitesh Patel, MD, joined along with Leah and Kenneth Direkly, MD.
We asked master teachers and other experts for advice on improving study skills.
The Texas City Independent School District's Foundation for the Future has selected the four inductees for the 2016 Hall of Honor, which is a prestigious program recognizing outstanding Texas City ISD graduates.
When compared to the same time last school year, Dickinson ISD has grown by a little more than 100 students.
Serving a vital and often behind-the-scenes role in health care, medical office/insurance specialists serve as a liaison between patients and insurance companies.
Celebrate Latino Heritage Month with a Piñata Bash from University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Intercultural Student Services from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15 outside the Student Services and Classroom Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., in Houston.
This two-step certification process is designed to help prepare you for a career in logistics. With the recent expansion of the Panama Canal, our area is in dire need of logisticians for work in the maritime industry.
Imagine what it is like, as a 5-year-old boy, to discover that you are different from your classmates. They seem to be able to sit still for minutes at a time while you can’t stay in your chair. Despite your young will power, you also can’t remember when the teacher is talking and become agitated when she calls on you and finds your attention has drifted to other matters beyond kindergarten.
While new technologies make our school safer, there are additional approaches to school security and safety that are also just as effective as the best technology.
Four educators with 24 years of combined service to Dickinson High School were honored by the Rotary Club of Dickinson with the organization’s Paul Harris Fellow award.
The College of the Mainland Lifelong Learning Program is offering new options for students to enjoy fitness this fall.
In honor of Charles “Chick” G. and Frances M. Dibrell, the Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust awarded Galveston College Foundation $150,000 for the Universal Access 21st Century Scholarship program, which benefits every eligible Galveston high school graduate with funds to pursue an associate’s degree or certification at Galveston College.
Normal hours for campus offices and services will resume Sept. 6.
Become a Certified Nurse Aide in a long-term care facility.
Statistics vary, but teaching as a profession appears to be more challenging that most.
Where has the time gone that we find ourselves “back to school,” not only for students and teachers but for parents as well.
So, in an attempt to make teacher/student connections, Friendswood ISD teachers were asked to complete this sentence, I wish my students knew…
The majority of students in our public schools today live in poverty.
Sometimes the secret of creativity is as simple as a novel recombination of unexpected elements. Hence, chicken spaghetti, dessert pizzas, Frisbee golf and also a successful art class at the College of the Mainland.
Continuing with our series of focusing on the “Schools of Choice” options in the Galveston Independent School District, this week we spotlight the Accelerated Instruction Model College and Career Preparatory. Through a vision of providing meaningful learning for meaningful lives, AIM’s mission prepares graduates to become active and successful leaders in their colleges, careers and communities.
A new Instrumentation Helper Program is free for students who qualify, thanks to the Department of Labor H-1B Ready to Work Grant. Students must be at least 18 and have a high school diploma or GED to be eligible for the grant, which covers all class tuition.
Pregnant employees protect their careers through a number of strategies, a research study co-authored by University of Houston-Clear Lake Assistant Professor of Management Amanda Hinojosa finds.
These days, one chooses carefully with whom one discusses “the election” lest the conversation take an unpleasant turn. But if you reside in the Friendswood Independent School District, you can be part of an incredibly positive election process Sept. 10.